i think i can count on one hand the amount of times the dude has ASKED me to make something for him.
he's a picky eater, to the max.
like most kids, i'd imagine, he'd live on pizza, chicken nuggets & fruit if we let him.
along with an occasional pb & j sandwich.
so when he practically begged me to make brownies for his class christmas party, i had to oblige.
but the thought of trying to cut up brownies to serve to a class of 7 year olds..
well i just imagined whines of who's piece was bigger
& having to wield a knife with a hoard of kids on the brink of a sugar-coma looming over me.
sounds scary right?
add to that a baby who was missing his morning nap
& a mama who was up until 2am finishing his teacher's present..
& you just about have a clear picture of my stress level come 11am!
so i put my mini muffin tin to work.
i dropped a heaping tablespoon of batter into each cup
& then baked them off.
but plain ol' brownies are pretty lame.
and everything is better with peppermint..
especially at christmas time right?
so i found this recipe for peppermint cookies on craftaholics anonymous
& used just the icing recipe
thinning it out a bit with more milk so i could just dunk the tops of the brownies in the icing.
added some crushed peppermint to the top
& hauled them in for kiddie approval.
they LOVED them (of course)
and most of the kids came back for seconds..
some for thirds & fourths!
i used the brownie recipe i posted here
& it made about 52 mini brownies!
so good, and a pretty festive & simple way to dress up regular brownies! :)